MADRID - In 2010, VRT correspondent Sven Tuytens moved from Brussels to Madrid. Based on his experiences, he tries to lay bare a piece of Spain's soul.
Do Spaniards really spit out up to 210 words a minute and what does that mean for foreigners who want to get involved in a discussion? Why does everything in Spain happen in bars? Is it true that there are associations that take women by bus to dying villages to repopulate the countryside? Why did Catalonia ban bullfighting when chasing bulls on ropes through the streets is not an issue there? How is it possible that Benidorm transformed from a village of fishing and cow dung into the Manhattan of the Costa Blanca? Why are Spanish judges so patriarchal? What is the legacy of Franco?
In 2010, VRT correspondent Sven Tuytens moved from Brussels to Madrid. Based on his experiences he tries to lay bare a piece of Spain's soul. About Spaniards who surprised him in a positive way, disappointed him deeply, made him laugh very hard or with whom he wept together. A story with a lot of humour. And lines to Belgium, because this is a book for the people 'at home', although that term has become a bit vague for him after all this time.
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